Political Affairs
Get all the latest local news and viral content from Bharat with a focus on top national events and trending local stories.

Afghan Army Chief Hits Out at Pakistan, Calls Durand Line 'Imaginary'

© AP Photo / Ebrahim NorooziAfghan refugees
Afghan refugees  - Sputnik India, 1920, 06.03.2024
Pakistan and Afghanistan are at odds over allegations that the Taliban* government in Kabul is facilitating cross-border terrorism.
Afghan Army chief Fasihuddin Fetrat has hit out at Pakistan, calling the Durand Line -- the de-facto border between the two neighbours -- "imaginary."
Additionally Fetrat accused the Pakistani army of assaulting Afghan troops at the border.
"It is clear that we call this line an imaginary line, occasionally invasions and assaults occur that our forces cannot ignore, and no solution is found through discussions, and the other side [Pakistan] tries to use force, in which case we also allow our forces to use force," Fetrat told a local publication in Kabul on Tuesday.

What is the Durand Line?

The British colonizers established the Durand Line in 1893, making it the international border between Afghanistan and then-undivided India.
In 1947, when the British divided India to form two separate states of India and Pakistan, the Durand Line acted as the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Durand Line, having a length of 1,622 miles runs to Pakistan's frontier with its all-weather ally China in the East and Iran in the West.
It is worth noting that, unlike Islamabad, the Taliban does not recognize the Durand Line.
A security officer walks outside the Afghan Embassy in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023.  - Sputnik India, 1920, 05.02.2024
Political Affairs
Taliban Aims to Foster Positive Ties with India In Various Fields
* under UN sanctions for terrorism
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала